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Monument details

HER Number:TR 13 NE 27
Type of record:Findspot
Name:C9th strap-end

Summary

C9th strap-end


Grid Reference:TR 160 388
Map Sheet:TR13NE
Parish:LYMINGE, SHEPWAY, KENT
POSTLING, SHEPWAY, KENT

Monument Types

Associated Finds

  • STRAP FITTING (Early Medieval or Anglo-Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Full description

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TR 160388. A 9th century strap-end was found in Postling in 1960 byMr C Amos while digging trenches for the post-office building. It was presented to the Royal Museum, Canterbury. It is a bronze, slender strip, 5.3 cm long, with the broader end beingsplit to receive a thin strap to be fastened inside it by a pair of rivets through the two holes now broken away. The narrower endthickens to take the form of an animal head. The central panel alsohas an animal portrait, which is sketchy and crude, and consists of incisions mostly in straight lines. The exact Postling form is not common. (1) Mr Vickery, Engineer at the Post Office Radio Transmitting Station, Tolsford Hill, stated that a cable duct was laid in 1960 from the mainroad at Staple Farm, TR 15463935, to a new building at the station, at TR 16003883. Mr Amos was not known to him, but was probably a GPOlabourer, who might now be working anywhere in the south east. (2)


RPS Clouston, 1994, Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main (Unpublished document). SKE6910.

RPS Clouston, 1994, Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main (Unpublished document). SKe6910.

<1> Arch Cant 82 1967 282-283 illust (V I Evison) (OS Card Reference). SKE35744.

<2> F1 ASP 07.11.69 (OS Card Reference). SKE41974.

<3> Field report for monument TR 13 NE 27 - November, 1969 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5351.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
---Unpublished document: RPS Clouston. 1994. Folkestone & Dover Water services: Bluehouse to Cherry Garden Trunk Main.
<1>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 82 1967 282-283 illust (V I Evison).
<2>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 07.11.69.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 13 NE 27 - November, 1969.